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Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Less than $1 billion has been recaptured of the total taxpayer dollars lost in improper UI payments over the course of the pandemic, according to testimony from the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Inspector General Larry Turner, who also raised the “low-end” estimate of the total losses from $87 billion to $163 billion. Outside experts say the number could be as high as $400 billion.

While Republican Committee Members have sounded the alarm on COVID-related fraud for more than a year, the Biden Administration has no idea how many tax dollars have been lost to fraud or improperly paid.

Republicans Vow to Hold the Government Accountable

November 07, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

In a series of letters to top officials, Ways and Means Republicans have laid the groundwork for an onslaught of investigations into the Biden Administration’s abuses of power. The Committee will track down the waste of taxpayer dollars, fight for transparency, and hold the Administration accountable for its unprecedented executive overreach. Here’s how Republican Leader ...

Brady Seeks Info About IRS Tax Credit Mailers Given Suspicious Political Timing and Potential for Fraud

November 07, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

With less than a month before the 2022 midterm elections, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent a mailer to 9 million Americans informing them that they may be eligible to apply for tax credits. The IRS also took the unusual step of extending the typical deadline for such filing by a month. The timing of the mailers seems both “suspicious” and “political” – especially given that ...

Republican Leaders Demand Top Biden Agency Heads Follow Supreme Court Ruling Limiting Executive Discretion in Rulemaking

September 27, 2022 — Biden's Student Loan Giveaway

Congressional Republican leaders are calling on Biden Administration agencies to obey a recent Supreme Court ruling that clarified the limitations of certain agency actions and insists that lawmaking is done by elected officials, not unaccountable bureaucrats. In letters to agencies within their jurisdiction, the leaders request the “clear congressional authorization” for upcoming ...

Democrats Vote to Blatantly Ignore Greatest Theft of American Tax Dollars in History

September 27, 2022 — Bidenflation

Criminal organizations, including international cybercrime rings and opportunistic foreign actors, exploited a national crisis to steal billions from taxpayers.  Now, faced with billions of dollars lost to unchecked unemployment fraud involving organized cybercrime, foreign actors and international crime rings, Democrats have ignored repeated calls for congressional oversight ...